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Title race: Derby danger for LOSC?

Publish on 06/05/2021 at 10:30

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Leaders with a one-point lead over Paris Saint-Germain, LOSC travel to Lens for the northern derby to kick off Ligue 1 Uber Eats' Round 36. Behind them, PSG will be without Kylian Mbappé this weekend and OL without Memphis Depay. Get all the info on Europe's most exciting title race!

LOSC still have three rounds to play before they can lay claim to a first Ligue 1 Uber Eats title in a decade. In Round 36, the league leaders have a decisive match away to Lens in a  northern derby that promises to be a thriller.

Meanwhile PSG will close the round with their trip to Rennes - without the suspended Kylian Mbappé - on Sunday night. AS Monaco, now five points shy of the summit, travel to Reims looking to get back to winning ways and secure their place on the podium ahead of OL, who sit just one point behind them. Lyon will be without Memphis Depay, Marcelo, Maxence Caqueret and De Sciglio (all suspended) when they play host Lorient on Saturday night.

League table (goal difference):
1. LOSC: 76 pts (+37)
2. PSG: 75 pts (+52)
3. AS Monaco: 71 pts (+32)
4. OL: 70 pts (+33)

Head-to-head ranking among the Ligue 1 Uber Eats top four:
1. LOSC: 12 points in six games (three wins and three draws), seven goals for four goals against, +3
2. Olympique Lyonnais: ten points in six games (three wins, one draw and 2 losses), 13 goals for, 11 goals against, +2
3. AS Monaco: 7 points in six matches (2 wins, one draw and three defeats), nine goals for, 11 goals against, -2
4. Paris Saint-Germain: Four points in six games (one win, one draw and four defeats), six goals for, nine goals against, -3

Current runs:

LOSC:

Lille have 76 points after 35 Ligue 1 Uber Eats games this season, their highest-ever total at this stage of the competition.
Lille have lost only two of their last 20 home games in the league (12 wins, six draws): on 6 January 2021 against Angers (1-2) and on 21 March against Nimes (1-2).
Unbeaten in a club-record 12 away games.

PSG:
Paris have won their last four in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, their longest such run in the top flight under Mauricio Pochettino and their longest since September-November 2020 (eight).
Currently on a six-game win streak away from home - the best current run in the league in this area. The Parisians have not won seven consecutive away games in the elite since January-April 2017.

ASM:
Monaco have taken 38 points at home this season (11 wins, five draws and one loss), four more than any other team.
Monaco have won nine of their last 10 away games.
Monaco have earned 44 points in 2021.
Monaco are coming off a defeat after losing just one of their previous 19 matches (15 wins, 3 draws), that was at Strasbourg on 3 March (0-1).

OL:
Lyon have won only two of their last nine Ligue 1 Uber Eats games against Lorient (four draws, three losses).
Lyon are unbeaten in their last 16 Ligue 1 Uber Eats away games (10 wins, 6 draws), the best current run of any club in the top flight and their longest unbeaten run away from home since March 2005-April 2006 (21).

Points collected in the second half of the season:
1. ASM: 38 points
2. LOSC: 37 points
3. PSG: 33 points
4. OL: 30 points

Next match (Round 36 fixtures/results):
LOSC: Away to Lens (Friday, 20:00 GMT)
PSG: Away to Rennes (Sunday, 20:00 GMT)
ASM: At home to Reims (Sunday, 16:05 GMT)
OL: At home to Lorient (Saturday, 20:00 GMT)

Matches already played:
Round 8 (25 October): Olympique Lyonnais v AS Monaco: 4-1
Round 9 (1 November): LOSC v Olympique Lyonnais 1-1
Round 11 (November 20): AS Monaco - Paris Saint-Germain: 3-2
Round 13 (December 6): LOSC - AS Monaco: 2-1
Round 14 (December 13): Paris Saint-Germain - Olympique Lyonnais: 0-1
Round 16 (December 20): LOSC - Paris Saint-Germain: 0-0
Round 26 (February 21): Paris Saint-Germain - AS Monaco: 0-2
Round 29 (14 March): AS Monaco - LOSC: 0-0
Round 30 (March 21): Olympique Lyonnais - Paris Saint-Germain: 2-4
Round 31 (April 3): PSG - LOSC: 0-1
Round 34 (25 April): OL - LOSC: 2-3
Round 35 (2 May): AS Monaco - OL: 2-3

Best attack:
1. PSG: 79 goals
2. AS Monaco: 73 goals
3. OL: 70 goals
4. LOSC: 59 goals

Best defence:
1. LOSC: 22 goals
2. PSG: 27 goals
3. OL: 37 goals
4. AS Monaco: 41 goals

Home standings:
1. ASM: 38 pts (18 m)
2. PSG: 37 pts (18 m)
3. LOSC: 36 pts (18m)
4. OL: 33 pts (17m)

Away standings:
1. LOSC: 40 pts (17m)
2. PSG: 38 pts (17m)
3. OL: 37 pts (18 m)
4. AS Monaco: 33 pts (17 m)